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One of Top Ten Op-ed’s this year: Why Garfield teachers boycotted the MAP test

  The Seattle Times just posted their top ten most-read opinion pieces of the year and Garfield High School teacher Jesse Hagopian was on the list at #8. And guess … Continue reading

December 31, 2013 · 3 Comments

Panel on student testing at Town Hall in Seattle

On Tuesday September 17th at 7:30 PM there will be a panel discussion on standardized testing at Town Hall in Seattle titled To Test or Not to Test? The panelists will … Continue reading

September 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

The MAP has been scrapped in Seattle high schools

From the teachers at Garfield High School: At 2:06 pm on Monday, May 13th, a message from Seattle school superintendent Jose Banda stated: “High schools may opt out of MAP … Continue reading

May 20, 2013 · 3 Comments

The Opt Out Update: Student Walkout in Denver, New York parents suing the state and much, much more.

First up, the students speak up. From Students4OurSchools:     On May 10th, we the students will be standing up for our education. We advocate for an authentic education where … Continue reading

May 6, 2013 · 2 Comments

Two more schools join the Seattle MAP test boycott and USDOE study on the MAP gives it a failing grade

   …and the Washington Education Association Assembly has voted to support the boycott.      Ingraham High School and Thornton Creek Elementary have joined the MAP test boycott which brings the … Continue reading

April 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

No reprimand for the MAP boycotting teachers in Seattle

Excerpts from the Scrap the MAP website: Superintendent Banda promised that teachers who boycotted the MAP test would be disciplined, but because of the overwhelming solidarity from around the nation, … Continue reading

March 31, 2013 · 1 Comment

MAP Test Boycott: The Movie

“Stand Up: The Day the Teachers Said No”  

March 8, 2013 · 6 Comments

The Opt Out Update

By the way, the third MAP test which is given in the Fall is solely for the use of NWEA. That’s why it’s “optional”. We’re spending precious resources and time … Continue reading

March 2, 2013 · 3 Comments

Scrap the MAP Forum with Diane Ravitch

Scrap the MAP Organizing Committee presents: Scrap the MAP Forum: The Struggle for Quality Assessment   Featuring: Diane Ravitch – Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education (via Skype)   DATE: … Continue reading

February 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

MAP test manufacturer (NWEA, Inc.) memo: MAP test should not be used to evaluate teachers

According to a recent KUOW FM report, John Cronin of NWEA, Inc. apparently laughed about the Garfield MAP test protest, saying, “(…) I really can’t say that I know what’s … Continue reading

February 19, 2013 · 11 Comments

Garfield High School MAP test boycott to be featured on Dan Rather Reports

Saying it’s a waste of time, teachers in Seattle are refusing to give standardized tests to high schoolers because the tests don’t effectively assess students and educators don’t want their … Continue reading

February 11, 2013 · 2 Comments

Webinar: Teacher Jesse Hagopian of Garfield High School- How it can happen at your school

A webinar with Garfield High School Teacher Jesse Hagopian A free webinar featuring Jesse Hagopian, Garfield teacher and alumnus, as he discusses the background and current state of the fight to Scrap … Continue reading

February 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

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